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Canada to hold its biggest Hackathon this September. Hackers use Bitly API keys to hack news sites and misdirect users. Plus: Inside Shutterstock's hackathon, and Azavea becomes a Google civic information partner.
Senzari unveiled MusicGraph.ai, a graph analytics and intelligence engine for music, at the 2014 GraphLab Conference.
Indonesian election aided by Silicon Valley coder's use of API. Google reportedly testing an "Explore Nearby" feature in Maps. Plus: a Facebook video scam that is hard to block because of an API, and Chrome replaces 30 year-old Windows font rendering technology.
Authorization for iOS Bitcoin Apps now just a fingerprint away. Google launches a cloud monitoring API for its cloud platform. Plus: In-game equipment management API coming soon, and there is a women-only hackathon in Chennai, July 25.
Coinkite launches a new API to streamline the construction of cryptocurrency systems. Plus: Twitter acquires mobile payment infrastructure provider CardSpring.
SOA Software releases API catalog for internal use by enterprise. Google launches Google Maps for Business Imagery. Plus: Microsoft, and Box offer Office 365 users unlimited storage, and AWS promises more price cuts.
SmartBear's updated SoapUI Pro offers a plug in framework for testing. Yelp changes strategy on API call limits. Plus: Google Play Games can now save a played game for review, and AWS API key leads to cloud security breach.
Cisco takes on AWS cloud services by heading in the opposite direction to raise costs and add services . Appy Pie's new API will try to transform radio stations in mobile apps. Plus: a blazingly fast mobile content management system, and Wibbitz's text-to-video App is released in Spanish.
Microsoft has begun to roll out developer kits for Internet of Things, but it is doing it slowly. API Strategy Conference Early Bird registration ends August 8. Plus meet Breach the hackable web browser, and an Australia Hackathon offers $100k in prizes.
Amazon Web Services has launched three new products and services for mobile developers; Amazon Cognito, Amazon Mobile Analytics, and a new and improved AWS Mobile SDK.
Voxbone API offers real-time delivery of mobile and toll-free numbers from over 50 countries. Google makes the cost of cloud storage nearly free. Plus: the Australian Bureau of Labor Stats stealth API, and Acquia scales API calls for a major train operator.
Pokitdok launches API as platform for hard to find pricing data on healthcare. Apartment Guide Releases Certified Review API. Plus: El Salvador to hold a hackathon, and Mediafire creates an online resource for developers.
Cognitive Networks lands patent for Smart TV. New Russian data law has potentially far-reaching international consequences. Plus: Microsoft opens Xbox Music to App Makers, and Evernote focuses on African developers.
TripAdvisor's smartphone app now features offline maps, reviews, photos and more. The offline worldwide city maps are powered by Telenav's Scout Maps and Navigation SDK.
West Bank hackathon signals growth in the Palestinian tech ecosystem. Inbox aims to compete with Gmail with API for email app builders. Plus: game developers hail major iOS graphics upgrade, and the problem with easy APIs.
BlockCypher MultiSig API could have saved $1 billion in Bitcoin theft. Expanding the Yo App concept. Plus: Google Play Services with Android wearable devices is out, and what is an SDN API?
Shephertz supports developers with BaaS APIs for Time Service and gift management. Apple seeks to overhaul its mapping APIs. Plus: Hackathons and the new machine learning platform, and Apigee issues a global API challenge.
Databricks launches its Spark-based cloud platform. Surviving the end of API access. Plus: Netflix's Security Monkey, and Iterus's ClearPath Ag Precision weather content system.